Applications and integration of human development and family background within professional settings.
In order to participate internship (HDFS 477 and HDFS 488), students will work closely with the Internship Director to ensure appropriate placement. Students must work with their adviser in advance to identify the semester for their internship. Students must review the distance placement process and submit the Distance Internship Application located online by the due dates for the appropriate semester.
Students who have submitted the application before the due date for their desired semester will be contacted soon after the due date with further information and instructions about the placement process. Following the successful completion of the distance placement process, students will be provided with registration instructions for HDFS 477 and HDFS 488.
If you have additional questions, please contact:
Dr. Jen Krafchick, CFLE
HDFS Internship Director
All prerequisites must be completed or consent from the instructor given prior to enrollment.
This distance internship process is detailed online at
If you register for this course after the start of the term, please contact the instructor at the time of registration. By contacting the instructor, you ensure you are added to the CANVAS section as soon as possible and have access to the course and details about the class requirements.
See important textbaook note at bottom of course description.
This course can be applied toward:
HDFS 277 (Professional Skills Development I). Completion of 90 credits. Human Development and Family Studies majors only. Departmental approval of cognate application (sec. 802 only).
All prerequisites must be completed or consent from the instructor given prior to enrollment. Students must have been accepted by HDFS to complete a cognate in lieu of an internship to be approved to register for this course.
If you register for this course after the start of the term, please contact the instructor at the time of registration. By contacting the instructor, you ensure you are added to the CANVAS section as soon as possible and have access to the course and details about the class requirements.This distance internship process is detailed online at http://www.hdfs.chhs.colostate.edu/students/undergraduate/distance-field-placement.aspx.
See important textbook note at bottom of course description.
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Professionalism: Skills for Workplace Success - sec. 802 only*, 4th Ed. (2016)
Anderson, Lydia E. and Bolt, Sandra B.
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. (2010)
American Psychological Association
- The Successful Internship - sec. 801 only, 4th Ed. (2013)
Sweitzer, H. Frederick & King, Mary A.
*As sec. 802 is an 8-week course, please order your textbook as soon as possible.
Dr. Jennifer Reinke is an Assistant Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Department at CSU. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Family Life Educator, and co-editor of Family Life Education: The Practice of Family Science. Dr. Reinke’s scholarly interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning in family science, autism and family, and best practices in supporting families that include a person with an intellectual or developmental disability. Prior to coming to CSU, Dr. Reinke was a tenured faculty member and Program Director of the Human Development and Family Studies faculty at the University of Wisconsin – Stout.